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5/15/12: 38,165 signatures sent to Representative Jim Gerlach. please continue to sign for this important cause if you haven't already!
Goal: 55,000 Progress: 53,567
Sponsored by: The Animal Rescue Site

It's time we stopped profiting off of the misery of animals. Commercial dog breeders breed puppies for the sake of turning a profit — many times, without regard for the puppies at all. The breeders aren't interested in dogs' well-being — they simply want to keep the inventory moving, unconcerned with even basic humane standards.

The Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety (PUPS) Act (H.R. 835) targets all commercial dog breeders, requiring them to provide their dogs with daily exercise and outdoor stimulation. It would also mandate appropriate enclosures, such as cages with solid, non-wire flooring and enough space to move around.

Write to representative Jim Gerlach, co-sponsor of H.R. 835, thanking him for his support of puppies and asking him to continue advocating for the passage of H.R. 835.

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Dear Representative Jim Gerlach:

Thank you for co-sponsoring the Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety (PUPS) Act (H.R. 835). If passed, this bill will go a long way in protecting puppies who are bred for commercial purposes.

Currently, the USDA only requires dog breeders who sell to brokers or pet stores to carry a license to do so. They aren't required to follow regulations or guidelines when it comes to breeding and caring for their puppies. They often keep them in tiny cages without allowing them the time to run free outside and participate in daily exercise. The conditions these puppies often inhabit are horrifyingly sub-par and do nothing to promote their future health.

Put simply, commercial breeders' primary goal is to churn out puppies as quickly as possible — they are not interested in the welfare of the dogs. That's why we need increased standards put into law as outlined by H.R. 835.

Please continue to fight for puppies and for the passage of H.R. 835.

Petition Signatures


Apr 22, 2018 suzanne caruso
Apr 20, 2018 Dorothy Z. Breeders need to be regulated!
Apr 20, 2018 Dena Shelangoski
Apr 19, 2018 Marion Barbour
Apr 18, 2018 Nicola Rose
Apr 18, 2018 Christine Fernando
Apr 15, 2018 Dianne Dungay
Apr 15, 2018 Lisa Whitaker
Apr 15, 2018 Gina Lippa
Apr 15, 2018 nicole goberdhan
Apr 15, 2018 K. Rozyskie
Apr 15, 2018 Jacqueline McGrath Curtis
Apr 14, 2018 Fawn Mcconnell
Apr 14, 2018 leigh barry
Apr 14, 2018 stef b
Apr 14, 2018 Valerie Shuter
Apr 14, 2018 Amy Hughes This has to stop. I see the outcome of this through petstores. coming in sick and unhealthy at times. The breeders do not care as long as they can make the money off of it. Basic puppy mills.
Apr 14, 2018 galina Dzhaladyan
Apr 14, 2018 Roberto Pauli
Apr 14, 2018 SANDRA NOTI
Apr 13, 2018 Nicole Fish
Apr 13, 2018 kelly boulter
Apr 13, 2018 Sherry Gerszberg
Apr 13, 2018 Carol Kaslander
Apr 13, 2018 BARRY HAYES
Apr 13, 2018 Julie Berberi
Apr 13, 2018 Sheryl Precopia
Apr 13, 2018 Jan Hansen
Apr 13, 2018 Barbara Ellis
Apr 13, 2018 Becky Gelo
Apr 13, 2018 Dee Authier
Apr 13, 2018 Debra Edwards
Apr 13, 2018 CARL CLARK
Apr 13, 2018 Patricia Little adoption not breeding
Apr 13, 2018 TERRY MUSTO
Apr 13, 2018 Nancy Andrews
Apr 13, 2018 Shannon Swingle
Apr 13, 2018 dymphna agos
Apr 13, 2018 Stacey Mcbride
Apr 13, 2018 Karen Ross
Apr 13, 2018 Marisol Ackerman
Apr 13, 2018 Maria Sicari
Apr 13, 2018 Beau Ryba
Apr 13, 2018 Edwinice Meyer
Apr 13, 2018 Kathy Snavely
Apr 12, 2018 Donna Arnold
Apr 12, 2018 Kim DelMonico
Apr 12, 2018 karen hagood
Apr 12, 2018 Jan Garen
Apr 12, 2018 (Name not displayed)

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